The pandemic got us to adopt quite a few lifestyle changes. While we gladly washed our hands (see what we did there) off of some of them, there are others that are here to stay, at-home bartending being one of them. Pandemic or not, concocting a fancy cocktail is always a great trick to have up your sleeve.
Yes, DIY-ing your way through a craft cocktail can be complex and for valid reasons- intimidating tools, hard-to-find ingredients, and tricky recipes. Thanks to Cocktail.Club, cocktail creation is now far less intimidating and far more fun and exciting. Consider them your spirit mentors.
A quick overview: Cocktail.Club is a Canadian cocktail subscription service that delivers DIY cocktail kits to your doorstep to spice up your evenings. After all, there is no level of mundane a craft cocktail can’t turn around, be it an evening spent with a good book or one spent chit-chatting with pals.
Each month, they send you a cocktail kit that has all the ingredients minus the spirit you need to craft your own refreshing drink. The spirit is excluded to give you the freedom to play around, experiment and customize your drink to your taste. And let’s be honest, aren’t we all finding creative ways to put the extensive home stash we’ve accumulated during the lockdown to good use?
Making the unboxing even more fun, every kit comes with a surprise, aka the feature recipe of the month. This comes with fresh ingredients, syrups and bitters required to make premium cocktails at home. No, they don’t leave you to figure your way around these ingredients, the kits come with detailed video demonstrations on how to mix the perfect libation.
All Cocktail.Club recipes are curated by their Head mixologist Dinah Kisil. Now if you are a beverage enthusiast, you are obviously privy to this name but for those not in the know, Dinah is a famed mixologist in the Canadian food & beverage industry. Up until the pandemic, Dinah was serving as the seventh female bartender in the 125-year history of London’s iconic American Bar in the Savoy Hotel.
Coming to the aforementioned “intimidating tools,” will you want to buy from Cocktail.Club‘s limited-yet-superb selection of bar tools and barware? Totally! Will you need to buy them? Nope! That’s one of the best parts, apart from the cocktails of course. Their How-To videos give you common kitchen substitutes for these tools.
As if we weren’t sold already, the kits also include a custom-curated playlist to set the mood just right.
If you’re thinking with all those inclusions, the subscription is going to be hefty, you’d be in the wrong. The subscription starts at $39.99/month (shipping included) and can be paused or cancelled at any time. Check out the Cocktail.Club website here to get started and/or get more info.
Cheers to elevated evenings and harnessed bartending skills!